Digital Leaders

Digital Leaders

By Fabian Tausch
Listening to Digital Leaders will offer insights into the life of today's leading figures. Guests will range from leaders in the world's largest companies to the best scientists or athletes in their field.

The host, Fabian Tausch, is a 22-year-old entrepreneur from Germany, who hosted the largest German podcast for young entrepreneurs. Now, he is building a non-profit coaching and mentoring program to support the most talented young entrepreneurs aged between 17 and 23 years old.
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Jack Constantine, CDO Lush
How Lush is working during this digital era Our guest today is Jack Constantine, the Chief Digital Officer at Lush. Lush is an innovative, ambitious company manufacturing fresh handmade cosmetics. According to its web site, the company's goal is to make Lush (and the wider world) a better, fairer, and more sustainable place. How? By building an ethical, environmentally-friendly, and fair business. I was intrigued by their vision and amazed by Jack's enthusiasm and dedication to making a difference. Lush was founded by his parents, Mark Constantine and Elizabeth Weir. Jack has helped in various sectors of the company but finally found his place as the head of Digital Apartment. He immediately recognized the need to position the company in the online space. It was the beginning of social media and social networking evolution. Jack decided to use that opportunity and interact and communicate with customers. He built great social media channels and community forum, so today Lush is famous for its loyal and dedicated followers called "Lushies." But that didn't come overnight. They have always listened to their customers, being very attentive to their thoughts, needs, and expectations. Communication was one of the keys to their success. Moreover, here are some useful links: You can get the newest strategies and tools here: https://thevaluelab.co/news   Look at our Digital Leaders merch: https://thevaluelab.co/shop   Digital Leaders on YouTube: https://thevaluelab.co/r/youtube/   Digital Leaders Community on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8680696/     Digital Leaders on Instagram: https://instagram.com/digitalleaderspodcast
53:28
September 17, 2019
Cal Fussman, NY Times bestselling author
What is a good story and why you need to tell yours Cal Fussman is a New York Times bestselling author, interviewed many of the most famous personalities in the world for Esquire magazine and is the best storyteller I've met so far. In this podcast, Cal shares his knowledge by sharing stories and then explains why this is so powerful and why you need to learn how to tell your story. Moreover, here are some useful links: You can get the newest strategies and tools here: https://thevaluelab.co/news   Look at our Digital Leaders merch: https://thevaluelab.co/shop   Digital Leaders on YouTube: https://thevaluelab.co/r/youtube/   Digital Leaders Community on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8680696/     Digital Leaders on Instagram: https://instagram.com/digitalleaderspodcast
51:57
September 10, 2019
Joachim Schreiner, Salesforce
How Salesforce wants to become bigger than SAP Salesforce is one of the largest SaaS (software as a service) companies in the world. Together with Joachim Schreiner, managing director Germany and Austria, we're tapping into the Salesforce ecosystem and discover why Salesforce is different and how they plan to become bigger than SAP. Moreover, here are some useful links: You can get the newest strategies and tools here: https://thevaluelab.co/news   Look at our Digital Leaders merch: https://thevaluelab.co/shop   Digital Leaders on YouTube: https://thevaluelab.co/r/youtube/   Digital Leaders Community on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8680696/     Digital Leaders on Instagram: https://instagram.com/digitalleaderspodcast
54:37
September 3, 2019
Cedrik Neike, Siemens
How one of the biggest companies in the world tries to change Cedrik Neike works in one of the largest companies in the world and together with the rest of the board, he is responsible to drive the company further. In this interview the main case to get an understanding of how companies like Siemens work and make decisions as they drive our countries. Cedrik gives honest insights and opens up about the future plans of Siemens. Moreover, here are some useful links: You can get the newest strategies and tools here: https://thevaluelab.co/news   Look at our Digital Leaders merch: https://thevaluelab.co/shop   Digital Leaders on YouTube: https://thevaluelab.co/r/youtube/   Digital Leaders Community on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8680696/     Digital Leaders on Instagram: https://instagram.com/digitalleaderspodcast This episode is sponsored by SevDesk (https://sevdesk.com). SevDesk is your cloud-based accounting software to help you digitize and automize your accounting. I use SevDesk for three companies myself and that's why I was really happy when they approached me for a collaboration. Go to https://sevdesk.com and use the code DIGITALLEADERS25 to save 25% for the first three months. (The code is valid until the 31st of December.)
34:54
August 27, 2019
Dagogo Altraide, Coldfusion TV
How Dagogo built a YouTube channel with nearly 200.000.000 views I'm following Coldfusion TV for a long time already because I love the documentaries that are created on the channel. To be honest, for the longest time I didn't know that Dagogo is the brain behind. When I heard that he will visit Europe I decided to ask for a podcast interview and got a reply in thirty minutes. Sometimes it is very easy to reach people if you just ask. A few days later Dagogo and I met up in Barcelona for the interview and it was very interesting to understand the journey and the brain behind the channel. Moreover, here are some useful links: You can get the newest strategies and tools here: https://thevaluelab.co/news   Look at our Digital Leaders merch: https://thevaluelab.co/shop   Digital Leaders on YouTube: https://thevaluelab.co/r/youtube/   Digital Leaders Community on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8680696/     Digital Leaders on Instagram: https://instagram.com/digitalleaderspodcast This episode is sponsored by SevDesk (https://sevdesk.com).  SevDesk is your cloud-based accounting software to help you digitize and automize your accounting. I use SevDesk for three companies myself and that's why I was really happy when they approached me for a collaboration.  Go to https://sevdesk.com and use the code DIGITALLEADERS25 to save 25% for the first three months. (The code is valid until the 31st of December.) 
53:05
August 20, 2019
Clarissa Shen, former Udacity
Why professional growth becomes more and more important Constant learning is important to me because at some point in my life I thought that the process of learning will end. I have no clue how this could happen but I am more than happy that I didn't stick to this mindset too long. Clarissa Shen is the former COO of Udacity and we were talking about professional growth for everybody but also how companies can implement it as part of their culture. Moreover, here are some useful links: You can get the newest strategies and tools here: https://thevaluelab.co/news   Look at our Digital Leaders merch: https://thevaluelab.co/shop   Digital Leaders on YouTube: https://thevaluelab.co/r/youtube/   Digital Leaders Community on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8680696/     Digital Leaders on Instagram: https://instagram.com/digitalleaderspodcast This episode is sponsored by SevDesk (https://sevdesk.com).  SevDesk is your cloud-based accounting software to help you digitize and automize your accounting. I use SevDesk for three companies myself and that's why I was really happy when they approached me for a collaboration.  Go to https://sevdesk.com and use the code DIGITALLEADERS25 to save 25% for the first three months. (The code is valid until the 31st of December.) 
40:13
August 13, 2019
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, The Next Web
How to not lose your fun and happiness between all the business  Boris is the Founder of TNW and I have to thank them a lot for their event because it is the reason that this podcast exists. I got to know so many great people, that I recorded Digital Leaders in English.  Boris is one of the most relaxed people and still fully committed to his business. Very often it seems like people lose their fun and happiness between all the business, and that's why I invited Boris.  See the full article and more episodes here: https://thevalulab.co Moreover, here are some useful links: You can get the newest strategies and tools here: https://thevaluelab.co/news    Look at our Digital Leaders merch: https://thevaluelab.co/shop  Digital Leaders on YouTube: https://thevaluelab.co/r/youtube/    Digital Leaders Community on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8680696/    Digital Leaders on Instagram: https://instagram.com/digitalleaderspodcast This episode is sponsored by SevDesk (https://sevdesk.com).  SevDesk is your cloud-based accounting software to help you digitize and automize your accounting. I use SevDesk for three companies myself and that's why I was really happy when they approached me for a collaboration.  Go to https://sevdesk.com and use the code DIGITALLEADERS25 to save 25% for the first three months. (The code is valid until the 31st of December.) 
36:29
August 6, 2019
Finn Age Hänsel, Founder Sanity Group
How to overtake a company in a crisis At the NOAH conference 2018, we had a great opportunity to talk to Finn Age Hansel, Managing Director of Movinga - a revolutionary startup offering online moving services. He is also a Co-Founder of Berliner Berg, Berlin-based craft beer brewery. Before that, he was a Rocket Internet SE, Managing Director of Epic Companies, and Managing Director of The Iconic - Australia's biggest online fashion retailer. Finn Age Hansel is a "business angel and serial entrepreneur passionate about the product, brand, and technology with the goal of finding the perfect balance between visionary ideas, creativity, and best-in-class execution." He was very generous to share his thoughts and reveal the ups and downs of his entrepreneurial journey. We were thrilled to talk about Rocket Internet, Movinga, and future of the relationship between corporate companies and startups. See the full article and more episodes here: https://thevalulab.co Moreover, here are some useful links: You can get the newest strategies and tools here: https://thevaluelab.co/news    Look at our Digital Leaders merch: https://thevaluelab.co/shop  Digital Leaders on YouTube: https://thevaluelab.co/r/youtube/    Digital Leaders Community on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8680696/    Digital Leaders on Instagram: https://instagram.com/digitalleaderspodcast
41:58
July 30, 2019
Constantijn Van Oranje-Nassau, The Dutch Prince
How the Dutch prince works in the startup ecosystem  I first met Constantijn on an event in Berlin and was confused. The Dutch prince is interviewing a rapper on stage.  I had two questions:  What has the Dutch prince to do with startups?  Why is he interviewing and not being interviewed?  After the fireside chat, I approached Constantijn and asked for a podcast interview. As I hadn't had equipment with me, we needed to figure out where we can record in the future.  That's why I flew to Amsterdam one week later and attended thenextweb.com to record an interview with Constantijn. This interview is what I found out as answers to the two questions, I asked myself.  See the full article and more episodes here: https://thevalulab.co Moreover, here are some useful links: You can get the newest strategies and tools here: https://thevaluelab.co/news    Look at our Digital Leaders merch: https://thevaluelab.co/shop  Digital Leaders on YouTube: https://thevaluelab.co/r/youtube/    Digital Leaders Community on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8680696/    Digital Leaders on Instagram: https://instagram.com/digitalleaderspodcast
43:42
July 23, 2019
Ton van't Noordende, 01 Ventures
How to survive in the startup economy Ton is a deep tech investor based in the Netherlands. He is one of the most connected people I know, and every time I visit Amsterdam there is a new surprise waiting for me. He is definitely a hidden champion, and I don't want to give too much insights upfront. Have fun with this episode! See the full article and more episodes here: https://thevalulab.co Moreover, here are some useful links: You can get the newest strategies and tools here: https://thevaluelab.co/news    Look at our Digital Leaders merch: https://thevaluelab.co/shop  Digital Leaders on YouTube: https://thevaluelab.co/r/youtube/    Digital Leaders Community on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8680696/    Digital Leaders on Instagram: https://instagram.com/digitalleaderspodcast
40:47
July 16, 2019
Marc Teerlink, SAP Leonardo
Is Artificial Intelligence a chance or a risk for humankind and businesses? When we mention artificial intelligence (AI), many people think of gloomy future in which machines are completely replacing human workers making an army of unemployed people that are good to nobody and living on the verge of poverty. The question is, are we looking at things in the right perspective? What if artificial intelligence is something that is bringing humanity back to humans? Bringing humans back to their roots? Taking the heavy lifting processes from their shoulders and enabling them to focus on more important things? Freeing them from tedious, repetitive tasks, and giving them a chance to spread their creativity and bring real value?  That is how Marc Teerlink, Global Vice President at SAP sees the goal of artificial intelligence and its development. Marc Teerlink began his professional journey by applying data around observed consumer behavior to statistics. He deeply understood that the value of data would very soon surpass the value of oil. At the same time, he realized data itself is useless if one did not have the knowledge to interpret it. If you know how to interpret and how to use data, which is precisely what artificial intelligence provides, you have a very powerful tool! Data is a driver for growth in today's economy, and only if used in the right perspective, it provides insights that lead to actions which create business value. Moreover, here are some useful links: You can get the newest strategies and tools here: https://thevaluelab.co/news  Look at our Digital Leaders merch: https://thevaluelab.co/shop  Digital Leaders on YouTube: https://thevaluelab.co/r/youtube/  Digital Leaders Community on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8680696/  Digital Leaders on Instagram: https://instagram.com/digitalleaderspodcast
1:01:25
July 13, 2019
Tiffani Bova, Salesforce
Hands-on strategies to grow your business Tiffani Bova is the Customer Growth and Innovation Specialist at Salesforce, author of "Growth IQ" and host of the "What's next"-Podcast. In this interview, we talk about different strategies to grow your business and give insights into Tiffany's day-to-day life. Make sure to stay until the end to understand, how you can win one of her books. See the whole article & shownotes at: https://thevaluelab.co/ Stay in touch with Tiffani: Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tiffanibova/ Growth IQ: https://thevaluelab.co/r/growth-iq What's next Podcast on Spotify: https://thevaluelab.co/r/whats-next-tiffany-bova Moreover here are some useful links: You can get the newest strategies and tools here: https://thevaluelab.co/news Look at our Digital Leaders merch: https://thevaluelab.co/shop  Digital Leaders on YouTube: https://thevaluelab.co/r/youtube/ Digital Leaders Community on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8680696/ Digital Leaders on Instagram: https://instagram.com/digitalleaderspodcast 
39:53
July 11, 2019
Scott Chacon, Chatterbug
How is it to sell a company for 7.5bn dollars? Imagine you sit down next to somebody who sold his former company five days ago to Microsoft for more than 7bn dollars. That's what it felt like when I interviewed Scott. We sat down in Berlin and talked about GitHub, what he learned for his new company Chatterbug and why customer focus is so important for him. Have a lot of fun while listening, it is definitely worth it. See the whole article & show notes at https://thevaluelab.co/ Moreover, here are some useful links: You can get the newest strategies and tools here: https://thevaluelab.co/news  Look at our Digital Leaders merch: https://thevaluelab.co/shop  Digital Leaders on YouTube: https://thevaluelab.co/r/youtube/  Digital Leaders Community on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8680696/  Digital Leaders on Instagram: https://instagram.com/digitalleaderspodcast
45:00
July 2, 2019
Bracken Darrell, CEO of Logitech
How to transform a global player and make it a huge success story In the last 8 to 9 years, Logitech became one of the great success stories regarding the transformation of a corporate. I grew up with Logitech keyboards and mice, but over the years I barely heard fresh news. When I met Bracken at TNW 2018 in Amsterdam (https://thenextweb.com) and listened to his keynote, blew me away. It's incredible how the companies' approach changed since he came in as CEO. That's why I invited Bracken to the show. See the whole article & shownotes at: https://thevaluelab.co/ Moreover here are some useful links: You can get the newest strategies and tools here: https://thevaluelab.co/news Look at our Digital Leaders merch: https://thevaluelab.co/shop  Digital Leaders on YouTube: https://thevaluelab.co/r/youtube/ Digital Leaders Community on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8680696/ Digital Leaders on Instagram: https://instagram.com/digitalleaderspodcast 
43:30
July 2, 2019
Guy Kawasaki - Lessons from a life
Today, our guest is Guy Kawasaki, chief evangelist of Canva.com, brand ambassador of Mercedes–Benz, an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business and author of fifteen books. He is also well known as a former evangelist of Apple and a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation.  We are talking about life, business, family, success in an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere, catching the glimpses of wisdom, and having a good laugh. His latest book, Wise Guy – Lessons from a Life is his most personal book. As he says, it’s not a memoir or autobiography but a series of stories from his life. He calls it Miso Soup for the Soul (alluding to Chicken Soup series). He describes his experiences and lessons he learned about life.  His main idea is sharing the knowledge he gained and giving to people something that will empower them and help them grow. Alternatively, at least show them what not to do, what to avoid. Our conversation felt like friendly and humble father-to-son talk in which he wanted to share some useful knowledge but not sound too serious about anything. Moreover, he did a great job! Besides some great advice, his genuinely positive attitude towards life and not taking himself too seriously made a powerful impression. To read the lessons, that Guy talked about you can read the LinkedIn article I published about it. (Fabian Tausch) Moreover here are some useful links: To take part in the giveaway of Guy's book "Wise Guy - Lessons from a life" please subscribe to our newsletter here: https://thevaluelab.co/news Digital Leaders on YouTube: https://thevaluelab.co/r/youtube/ Digital Leaders Community on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8680696/ Digital Leaders on Instagram: https://instagram.com/digitalleaderspodcast 
40:57
June 19, 2019
The backstory of Digital Leaders
Hi, I am Fabian Tausch, a 22-year-old entrepreneur from Germany.  Three years ago, my journey started when I discovered that I want to consider becoming an entrepreneur over studying at university.  I tried to understand what skills I need to develop to become an entrepreneur, but I didn't find any relevant content in the German-speaking area.  Everybody told me to learn from successful people, so the desire grew to talk to entrepreneurs that are successful already. I didn't know where to start, but I realized that just asking for a coffee won't be the best way. In October 2016, I launched my podcast in German, in which I started to interview entrepreneurs to scale their knowledge and make it accessible for young entrepreneurs. Since then, the podcast was downloaded roughly two million times and became at least the largest podcast for young entrepreneurs. I interviewed some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs and at some point, realized that I want to internationalize. In April 2018, I started to record interviews in English under the name "Digital Leaders." Digital Leaders is a side project for me, as I co-founded a non-profit organization to support the most talented young entrepreneurs aged between 17 and 23 years old. I co-founded the Young Entrepreneurs' Program (https://yep.berlin) together with Thomas Bachem and the CODE University of Applied Sciences (https://code.berlin) in Berlin. I am looking forward to this journey so much and am more than happy to share all the great interviews and insights that I've recorded over the past year. Moreover, here are some useful links: You can get the newest strategies and tools here: https://thevaluelab.co/news  Look at our Digital Leaders merch: https://thevaluelab.co/shop   Digital Leaders on YouTube: https://thevaluelab.co/r/youtube/  Digital Leaders Community on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8680696/  Digital Leaders on Instagram: https://instagram.com/digitalleaderspodcast
18:34
June 16, 2019